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Sport Heat thump Strikers in WBBL

10:50  03 november  2019
10:50  03 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Kerr blast lifts Heat's WBBL title defence

  Kerr blast lifts Heat's WBBL title defence The Brisbane Heat were down for the count before all-rounder Amelia Kerr took the Hurricanes to the cleaners to help secure a WBBL win for the defending champs.A third successive defeat looked likely for the Heat who, chasing 124, slumped to 4-41 early and still required 29 off the last three overs.

Brisbane Heat secured a semi-final spot by beating the Adelaide Strikers in a super over at the Gabba.

Brisbane Heat openers Beth Mooney and Kirby Short put on a century opening stand to chase down the Strikers ’ 5-139 in just 15 overs.

Super-consistent Beth Mooney has guided Brisbane Heat to a convincing nine-wicket WBBL victory over the Adelaide Strikers at Harrup Park.

Jessica Jonassen (right) of the Heat celebrates with Amelia Kerr (left) after winning the WBBL Cricket match between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers.© AAP Image/Darren England Jessica Jonassen (right) of the Heat celebrates with Amelia Kerr (left) after winning the WBBL Cricket match between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers. After the Strikers easily won the first leg of the Mackay weekend double-header by nine wickets on Saturday, the Heat bounced back emphatically on Sunday, cruising past the 142-run target with 17 deliveries to spare.

Mooney, the leading scorer in this season's competition with 346 runs at 86.50, stroked 10 boundaries in her unbeaten 77 off 51 balls.

Strikers stretch lead in WBBL, douse Heat

  Strikers stretch lead in WBBL, douse Heat Suzie Bates and Bridget Patterson have led the Adelaide Strikers to a comfortable eight-wicket win over the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL.Chasing 139 for victory on Saturday night, Heat pace bowler Sammy Jo-Johnson picked up the big scalp of Sophie Devine (1) early before a second wicket partnership of 41 between skipper Suzie Bates and allrounder Tahlia McGrath set the game up initially for the Strikers.

Inspired by a superb unbeaten century from Sophie Devine, the Adelaide Strikers knocked off Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets in today’s WBBL clash.

Sophie Devine led the way with the bat, before an even bowling performance secured a 36-run win for the Adelaide Strikers over the Brisbane Heat .

With fellow opener Grace Harris (30) and No.3 Jess Jonassen (25 not out) providing the support, the Heat were untroubled in reeling in the Strikers' 8-141.

Sophie Devine (65) top-scored for the visitors before being run-out off the last ball of the innings.

Fellow New Zealand 'Smash Sister' Suzie Bates scored 27 at the top and Amanda-Jade Wellington chimed in with 23 but otherwise the Strikers found it hard going against a disciplined Brisbane attack and ultimately conceded top spot to Sydney Thunder at the end of the weekend.

Georgia Prestwich (3-29) and Sammy-Jo Johnson (2-30) were the Heat's chief wicket-takers.

Devine gets Strikers back on top in WBBL .
It was Sophie Devine's day in Adelaide as the superstar Kiwi produced a flurry of sixes to stun the Stars Devine delighted the crowd and rocked the Stars by going 6-6-6-6-6 off the last five balls of the Strikers' innings to power her side to 4-164.

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